Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days of Horror: Day 7: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin is one of the strangest films that I have ever watched, but I couldn't stop watching it. It's about a woman, Eva, who has a strained relationship with her son, Kevin. It's clear that Eva isn't fond of Kevin, even during her pregnancy with him. She loved her life before him, traveling the world, being a successful writer, and having fun.

Once Kevin was born, she resented him even more for constantly crying. As he grew older, his behavior became increasingly worse. He would take things out on her, he'd purposely disobey, and his father enabled his behavior because he never witnessed Kevin being that awful. He didn't realize it because he refused to recognize the truth about Kevin, that he's an evil psychopath.

Kevin was one freaky kid and an even more terrifying teenager. He did so many awful things, it's incredible that his parents didn't put him into some severe psychotherapy sessions right from the beginning. Maybe they could have prevented him from becoming so vicious. His final act is beyond appalling, that I'm feeling uneasy about having watched the film. It's definitely a psychological thriller that deserves to be considered for it's horrific qualities. Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller both give stellar performances.


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